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Natural Rights and the Birth of Romanticism in the 1790s

Authors: White, R.

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Following the American War of Independence and the French Revolution, ideas of the 'Natural Rights of Man' (later distinguished into particular issues like rights of association, rights of women, slaves, children and animals) were publicly debated in England. Literary figures like Wollstonecraft, Godwin, Thelwall, Blake and Wordsworth reflected these struggles in their poetry and fiction. With the seminal influences of John Locke and Rousseau, these and many other writers laid for high Romantic Literature foundations that were not so much aesthetic as moral and political. This new study by R.S. White provides a reinterpretation of the Enlightenment as it is currently understood.

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R.S. WHITE after teaching at the University of Tyne is now Professor of English, Communications and Cultural Studies at the University of Western Australia. He has published many books and articles on Shakespeare and on Keats and Hazlitt, and his publications include Natural Law in English Renaissance Literature (1996), Hazlitt on Shakespeare (1996) and Keats as a Reader of Shakespeare (1987) amongst others. He is a fellow of the Australian Academy and was awarded the Australian Centenary medal for contributions to the Humanities through the teaching of English.

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'White's writing style is hugely readable, and the figures he covers are so central to the Romantic period that this book really is essential reading for undergraduates and all of us... This book is a major achievement and I can only hope that the author will extend his project into the nineteenth century, and continue his impressive exploration of natural rights.' - Sharon Ruston, British Association for Romantic Studies Bulletin and Review

'R. S. White's Natural Rights and the Birth of Romanticism in the 1790s is an excellent survey of how some of the key concepts of Romanticism came into being.' - J. M. I. Claver, The Heythrop Journal

'White's engaging book remains an original contribution to our understanding of the literature of the 1790s. Its range is excellent, and its attention to political nuance in some familiar texts is rewarding.' - Michael John Kooy, Modern Language Review


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Natural Rights and the Birth of Romanticism in the 1790s
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-50614-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230506145
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-9478-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-54443-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 277
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